Myron Dueck has spent the last 16 years in education. His teaching experiences range from grades 4 through 12 in three different jurisdictions – Manitoba, British Columbia and the South Island of New Zealand. The vast majority of Myron’s teaching and administrative experience is in the public schooling system, but his resume does include four years in an independent school in BC. Currently Myron is a vice-principal and teacher at Penticton Secondary School in School District 67 Okanagan-Skaha.
In recent years Myron has traveled extensively in both Canada and the USA speaking and consulting in the areas of Sound Grading and Assessment for Learning. Myron uses first hand experiences, stories and actual classroom examples to make a compelling case for how changes in assessment and grading can not only improve achievement, learning and classroom climate, but most importantly the transformation of relationships in the classroom. Though different in nature, Myron makes a strong case for how Sound Grading and AFL are difficult to separate in the classroom and that interesting and surprising results are to be expected if you delve into these areas.
Myron has developed a strong relationship with ATI Assessment Training Institute in Portland and has become a frequent presenter at both the July and December conferences. Though presenting from a more individual standpoint at the summer conference, for the December conferences Myron has joined together with colleagues from District 67 to present how changes in grading have ranged across disciplines and levels in his school district. Myron has worked extensively in the state of Idaho, with a number of districts in Texas and is excited to be returning in July of 2011 to help with the PIMSER conference in Lexington, KY. At the 2011 ESD conference in Ashland, Oregon, Myron delivered his first keynote address and is looking forward to more of these opportunities in the future. In October 2011, Myron presented at the NESA conference in Athens, Greece.
Myron holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Manitoba and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Victoria (BC)
Myron resides in Summerland, British Columbia with his wife and two children. When not working or otherwise tied to his computer, Myron enjoys mountain biking, SCUBA diving, photography, reading, welding and general construction. His ‘out in left field’ passion lies in collecting Second World War militaria.